Gardens and Lakes

Set aside time during your visit to Ballarat to immerse yourself in the city’s lake and gardens precinct. Located in the heart of Ballarat, Lake Wendouree and the Ballarat Botanical Gardens and surrounding natural spaces provide the perfect escape from reality.

Admire the local swans glide along the glistening waters as you take a stroll, jog or ride around the six-kilometre Steve Moneghetti track. Stop by one of the lakeside cafes for a coffee break, or picnic by the water’s edge as the children explore the much-loved Adventure Playground.

Meander along pebbled paths at the historic Ballarat Botanical Gardens and soak up the beauty of the grand floral displays, heritage oak trees, Italian marble statues and the iconic Prime Ministers’ Avenue. With free guided tours running every Sunday morning at 11am in Autumn and Spring, you’ll be able to discover all the wonder behind this local piece of paradise, or arrange a group tour by calling 5342 9354 or email [email protected].


Click here to book your guided tour of the gardens